HMP Styal, established in 1962 and located in Cheshire, is a female prison with a capacity of 486 inmates. It’s known for its semi-open regime and strong staff-prisoner relationships. The prison encourages rehabilitation and management through various initiatives. Inmates live in houses instead of traditional prison wings, allowing for a degree of freedom and self-sufficiency. Styal provides valuable resources for skills training and supports a strong peer support system. The prison is noted for its lush outdoor spaces and has been positively recognized for its approach to rehabilitation, staff wellbeing, and management.
Visiting Information for HMP Styal
Visits to HMP Styal must be booked via telephone, as no online booking service is available. The visiting times are as follows:
- Monday to Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
- Friday: No visits
- Saturday and Sunday: 2pm to 4pm
Visitors should arrive 15 minutes before their booked time slot and must be there before 2pm to be booked in. Late arrivals, more than half an hour late, will not be admitted. The booking line is 0300 060 6512, open Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5pm.
For more information, please visit prisonguide.co.uk.